This week we’re asking ourselves whether this is the real life or just fantasy, as biographical dramas about two very different people hit cinema screens in the UK. As self-confessed baseball fans, the Jackie Robinson movie “42” was very high on our agenda, while Olivier Hirschbiegel’s heavily derided “Diana” gave us uneasy preconceptions. From there, Cal tackles serial-killer thriller “The Call,” and Pete caught coming-of-age tale “The Way Way Back” and Arabian drama “Winter of Discontent.” A modest news segment turns into a lengthy discussion about Foreign Language Oscar nominees of the past (like that’s never happened before) and we launch into digressions involving the measure of Marcello Mastrioianni’s Oscar nominations, the patriotism of the French, and some huge concerns about next week’s releases.
The Week's News:
Foreign Language Oscar submissions: Hong Kong submit "The Grandmaster," France submit "Renoir," and the UK submit "Metro Manila"
"Grace of Monaco" and "Wolf of Wall Street" pushed to 2014
Terrence Malick is counter-suiting the people suing him for the “Voyage of Time” debacle
Quentin Tarantino to star as Roger Corman in a biopic directed by Joe Dante
Sofia Coppola directing the next Phoenix video
Abdellatif Kechiche hits back at criticism
[2:15 - 20:15]
The Way, Way Back
Winter Of Discontent
[29:30 - 1:02:10]
Closing Segment: Our take on Olivier Hirschbiegel's "Diana," and assessing just how much of a disaster it is for those involved! [1:02:15 - 1:17:55]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range